Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

A golf-cart friendly, lake community

Registered Bass Fishing Tournaments on Sylvan Lake,  2016    

Download complete Tournament schedule   

 Sylvan Lake Indiana,

Ski Lake, All-season Lake in Rome City

Photo contributed by Carolyn Johnson

The small town of Rome City, Indiana with 1600-residents is located in northeast Indiana and offers beautiful views and homes on famous Sylvan Lake Indiana. Sylvan Lake is a SKI LAKE, an all-season lake with an easy access  public boat launch site,  16-miles of shoreline, great fishing, and a public boat dock located on the famous "Big Island" with scenic island nature trails. 

Rome City is home to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Museum and Historic site

The town of Rome City is a tourist destination and Sylvan Lake hosts the second home to renowned writer and nature photographer, Gene Stratton-Porter. Take a tour of the beautiful 150-acres state museum and historic site featuring formal gardens, woods, an abundance of nature, and Gene Stratton-Porter's restored lakefront cabin on  Sylvan Lake.

Noble County

Featured  Events

Rome City, Indiana is a small community on famous Sylvan Lake

"Parade Lineup, Chautauqua Days Festival 2016"

Fun in the Park: Cornhole Tournament winners:

  (Team) Doc David Holliday D C. & Tim Hartman 

A great time by all!!

50 Years Anniversary

Town's 50th Anniversary of Incorporation in 2016.

 100 Years of Mother of Mercy Chapel,  

200 Years - State of Indiana Bicentennial

Rome City, Indiana is a golf cart-friendly, lake community!​​

About Sylvan Lake 

Chautauqua Days Paradel!!! 


​​Rome City, Indiana  is located in Noble County, Orange Township and offers serenity of small town living coupled with an array of community hot spots, challenging golf course, activities for children, families, businesses and new visitors. Our tourist attractions are plentiful and visitors travel to Rome City, Indiana from all over the USA.​​

Marshal Alerts - Gun Safety

Cornhole Tournament, Winners!

 August 6, 2016 Festival    


Welcome residents & visitors ​

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Rome City Parade, Happy Participants

August 13, 2016 Festival 

Do you have an event?  Tell us about it

- INCLUDE: who, what, when, where, why and How we can help you!!

Sell your Goodies. We need vendors!
If you have vegetables, fruit, jams, jellies, flowers, or hand- crafted items to sell, please join us.
For more information, call Rome City Town Hall: (260) 854-2412

"Civilian Firearms, Gun Safety Program"

Registration Form - Gun Safety

Free training workshop by Marshal's Office

No hand gun required. Sept 24th


May 27th-October 28th Fridays 2pm-6pm

Farmers Market, MAY TO OCTOBER - Town Hall Lot  

May  6th & 7th - Town-wide Garage Sale

July 2nd, FOURTH Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

July 9th, Poker Run on Sylvan Lake

Aug 5th & 6th - Town-wide Garage Sale, no permit needed.​​

Aug 6th, 7th & 13thChautauqua Days Festival!!!

​​Aug 6th, Cornhole Contest 

August 13, 2016 Rome City Parks Golf Scramble - flyer  

Aug 20th  Civilian Firearms Safety Workshop

October - Chamber  Cook-Off Contests

November 19th- Chamber Christmas House Walk 


Indiana Bicentennial flag